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Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Groton,Mass. During the Revolution - by Dr. Samuel A. Green
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 15:16:15 EST
This is another full book online with Google Books Online. A brief exerpt
DURING THE REVOLUTION
With an Appendix
Samuel Abbott Green
John Wilson & Son, Cambridge,
Who sallied on the Common and marched to the Scenes
of Conflict on the Memorable 19th
This Work Is Inscribed.
The Old Burying Ground
The following inscriptions are found on gravestones in
the Old Burying-Ground, Groton, and will explain
Here lies the Body of
Joseph, son of Mr. Ephraim
& Mrs. Azubah Parker,
Who died Sept. 22, 1775
Aged 5 years & 2 months
In Memory of Mr. Nehemiah Parker
Son of ye above named persons
Who died in his Country's
At Ticonderoga, Oct. 22d
1776. In ye 19th year of his
Nehemiah Parker enlisted originally on April
30th, 1775 in Captian Asa Lawrence's Company.
Here lies the
Body of Mr. Simon
Who was wounded in ye
defence of his Country
at ye Whiteplains
Oct. 28th, 1776 and
died of his wound
Dec'r 31st 1776 in ye
28th Year of his Age.
The son of Ebenezer and Sarah Patch, born July 11, 1749.
He was brought home on a litter from White Plains, N.Y.,
a distance of nearly two hundred miles, accompanied
p.280 GROTON DURING THE REVOLUTION.
by his elder brother. The litter was made by fitting the
butt-ends of two small trees into the stirrups of a saddle
and putting a sack of hay behind on the branches.
Mrs. Abigail Kenrick
Widow of Captain Caleb
Kenrick, left her
in Newton & came to
her daughter Dana's
in Groton, on account
of ye war & Sept 5, 1775,
AEt. 76 was removed by
a dysentery to that
place where ye wicked cease
from troubling & ye weary
are at rest.
Her maiden name was Bowen, and her daughter was
married to the Reverend Samuel Dana.
The following epitaph is copied from a marble slab in
the Lawrence lot at the cemetery. Mrs. Bigelow's death
took place in Groton, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Lawrence. Her husband, Colonel Bigelow died on March 31,
1790 at Worcester, where there is a monument erected to
his memory on the common.
lies the mortal remains
of Mrs. Anna Bigelow
relect of Col. Timothy Bigelow
She died August 2, 1809,
AEt. 63 years.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
This full book is online with Google Books Online.
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